Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Berrima, Australia by TonyCrehan

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Featured in Your Country’s Best http://www.redbubble.com/groups/happy-haven Group on 09/06/12

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1847-1849), Berrima, in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, was designed by Edmund Blacket in the Gothic Revival style. It is said to have the been his first church.

Blacket closely reproduced the design of a medieval church in Wiltshire. There is an octagonal bellcote and a hammer-beam roof in the nave which once covered the whole ceiling. The church is built of sandstone quarried from the banks of the Wingecarribee River at the rear of the building.

The church exterior is intact though little remains of the original interior. The stained-glass windows are from Cornwall in England and are said to date back to the 15th century.

The railway, when it arrived in the 1860s, bypassed Berrima, following a route to the east through Mittagong and Bowral to Moss Vale. This has left the village relatively unchanged since 1890. By 1914 the population was down to 80. Road traffic began to increase with the arrival of the motor car and the establishment of Canberra.

Berrima’s historic value was recognised in the 1960s when efforts were made to restore the old buildings. The National Heritage Council declared the entire village an historic precinct.

This shot was taken with my Pentax k-r on 22 August 2012.

Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 200
0 EV
1/50 sec
Hand held

Currently working with independent schools in Tasmania

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  • Andrew Woodman
    Andrew Woodmanover 2 years ago

    Nice one Tony.

  • Thanks for your comment Andrew.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Tony.Great looking church

  • Thanks Jamie.

    – TonyCrehan

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wow Awesome looking Church Tony great capture wonderful write up

  • Thank you Maggie for your appreciation and fave :)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the fabulous news Marie…..a great honour to have my work featured in the group.

    – TonyCrehan

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tony!

  • Thanks for your fave and supportive comment Roy.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you Cynthia.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    What a great shot. Interesting info.

  • Thanks Sandra.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much Guendalyn….that is very sweet of you.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG12 months ago

    in the challenge Bypassed country towns

  • Thanks Graham

    – TonyCrehan

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinson12 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Tenner in the Australian Country Towns, ‘Bypassed Towns’ challenge. This is a lovely image Tony.

  • Thank you for your lind words Lynda.

    – TonyCrehan

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